Monday, June 1, 2009

Mentos and Coke

Last week was Open House at my kids' schools.. Kara my 5th grader had to perform a scientific experiment.. something that will "wow" the masses..

She decided to find out what would happen if she put in a packet of Mentos into regular and diet coke... She heard that the bottles may fizz.... What happened even shocked and wowed me...

The first bottle of regular coke - she was only able to get three Mentos in before a fountain about four feet high came bubbling out of the coke bottle..

The second bottle was diet coke - again she was only able to get in about two Mentos - this time the fountain went over eight feet... silly camera only got it as it was coming down... I need to learn how to work my video camera I received for my birthday back in NOVEMBER!!!

By the look on her face - you can tell she was shocked too.... this was a lot of fun. Her project was "A" worthy and I think she did a great job.

I heard from a couple of my husband's guy friends Ron and Tim that if you put dry ice into a few ounces of water in a two liter bottle a boom that is so loud that it'll knock our socks off will happen... you know there's these neighbors that really bother us late at night......hmmmm and Ron and Tim - if the police come... I'm going to say you guys made me do it....!


SAHMinIL said...


Andrea said...

Definately a great science project!

KC Mom said...

We love that trick at our's the family reunion staple! Love the look on her face as she watches it explode up!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Remembering this one for future projects!

Heart2Heart said...

I love this. I need to try it during the summer when all the kids are home.

I am following you from Andrea's blog and love what you have written.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat


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